What environmental benefits are expected?

USPowerGen has completed initial modeling of the New York City energy system to project expected operation of the new units and the effect of the new units on the existing system. This model was used to predict the environmental benefits associated with running the existing generating facilities less. Initial results indicate that the project will result in lower emissions of all major pollutants, including NOx, SOx, PM2.5, and CO2. Regardless of the results of the modeling exercise, USPowerGen is committed to creating a net positive environmental impact and will develop a final strategy to ensure environmental benefits as part of the environmental review and permitting process.

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